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Miner embedded in Microsoft Word documents

Miner embedded in Microsoft Word documents

A Microsoft Word function allowing you to insert video into documents became a loophole for hackers. It was possible to build-in a script for Monero mining into a document  together the EMBED-code. Since the...
Swiss financial regulators publish a guide to ICO's

Swiss financial regulators publish a guide to ICO's

About a quarter of ICO's are held in Switzerland. This new way of financing projects continues to gain popularity, and the Swiss Financial Market Supervision Authority () has published a press release...
Litecoin has become one of the main cryptocurrencies of the darknet

Litecoin has become one of the main cryptocurrencies of the darknet

In 2016, darknet users began to express dissatisfaction with the efficiency and cost of transactions on the Bitcoin network. Participants in risky transactions prefer the fastest and most anonymous payment...

Crypto-billionaires will build a utopian city on the ruins of Puerto Rico

In 2017, Hurricane Maria destroyed the infrastructure of the island of Puerto Rico, including the power grid and communication lines. The region will need a long time to recover. Assistance has already been...

Samourai Wallet developers invented how to send bitcoin via SMS

Samourai Wallet developers have created an application called Pony Direct allowing to send Bitcoins via standers SMS. The main idea of this development is to avoid censorship by state regulators. Samourai...

Brock Pierce is to create a decentralized charity organization and donate $ 1 billion to its foundation

Crypto-billionaire Brock Pierce worked as an actor at the Walt Disney Pictures studios at a young age. But due to his passion for video games Pierce left his creative career and started IT projects, and later...

Hackers built a hidden miner in thousands of state sites in the US and UK

Scott Helme, the information security specialist reported on the distribution of the script for monero mining on sites, most of which are owned by US and British government agencies. Ummm, so yeah, this is...

The part of Coincheck's stolen cryptocurrency was found on the YoBit cryptoexchange

The Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun reported that XEM tokens (the designation of NEM cryptocurrency) stolen at Coincheck were found that on the Russian stock exchange YoBit. The approximate cost of funds...

Facebook bans the advertising of Crypto-Currencies and ICO's

Facebook is continuing to tighten the rules of advertising on its site. This time, the social network decided not to provide advertising services to companies associated with crypto-currencies and ICO's. The...

Line instant messenger will have its own cryptoexchange

The Japanese company Line Corporation, which is developing the Line messenger, plans to add the possibility of exchanging cryptocurrency for its users. The monthly volume of the messenger is about 200 million...

Bitcoin's price tumbles as Bitfinex and Tether head to court

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the United States (CTFC) summoned representatives of Bitfinex and Tether. As it turned out, the companies had received the notice on December 6th, 2017. Tether...

Binance resumed work and is thanking users for their support

Binance, the popular Hong Kong crypto exchange announced it resumes the work after solving technical problems. Problems while synchronizing the data caused the exchange to fail for more than a day. Now the...

E-Chat cryptomessenger will make its own Ethereum hardfork

The creators of e-Chat messenger working on Ethereum decided to develop their own hardfork. A new blockchain platform is required because the application has outgrown a standard messenger and became a...

A hidden miner worked while users watched ads on YouTube

Mining cryptocurrency using the resources of foreign computers is becoming increasingly popular. All that is needed is to find a way to place a JS-code on a popular resource and those who open the web page...

Is quantum computing a threat to the Bitcoin system?

Quantum computers are fundamentally different from modern quartz computers and are capable of solving tasks that would take ordinary computers thousands or millions of years. Today, the era of quantum...